The 5 Biggest Myths about "Natural" Meats
1. Myth or Truth: Buying "Natural" Meats Reduces Your Exposure to Hormones and Antibiotics.
Myth. The term “natural” means only that no additives or preservatives were introduced after the meat or poultry was processed. (And, in fact, certain sodium-based broths can be added to poultry and pork and still be labeled “natural.”) The term “natural” is often confused with “naturally raised,” a term that, according to the USDA, means the animals were not given antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products.